Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has reminded some 200 delegates from Perth and Bunbury who are travelling to World Youth in Portugal, not to fall into the trap of creating the Jesus that suits us.
As the longest serving Bishop in Australia, Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan has last week highlighted that he has been inspired by the priests, especially those ministering in more distant and isolated parishes, and also grateful for their welcome. Pope Francis has officially accepted his resignation as the fourth Bishop of Bunbury, announcing Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has Apostolic Administrator.
Speaking during the Mass of ordination to the priesthood of St Charles Seminary formed Nathan Barrie, Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan told the new priest that the effectiveness of his ministry will depend upon his having ‘the stench of the flock’ – quoting the image envisioned by Pope Francis.
In his 2023 Easter Message, Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton says that to lose hope altogether, and to give up on life, is surely one of the saddest fates than can befall any human being.
“And yet, it seems, there is a spreading hopelessness, an emptiness, in our society which should concern us.”
In his 2022 Christmas Message, Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan says that sharing in God’s nature, we have become adopted sons and daughters of God and brothers and sisters of Christ. We are ‘new creations’. All who, through Baptism, are human by nature and divine by adoption, are members of God’s family, the Church.
29-year-old Nathan Barrie has been ordained a Deacon at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Bunbury with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Gerard Holohan and clergy from both the Bunbury Diocese and Archdiocese of Perth.
After attending St Joseph’s Primary Bunbury and then Newton Moore College, 29-year-old Nathan has this week recalled in a special interview that he first started thinking about a vocation to the priesthood in 2011.
Nathan will be ordained a Deacon by Bishop Gerard Holohan at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Bunbury, this Friday 8 October at 7pm.
In his 2022 Pastoral Letter for Lent, Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan has said Lent is the springtime of the Christian life.
“As we seek to renew our efforts to nurture the divine life within ‘to the full’, Christ-like inner beauty emerges,” he said.
The Manager of “God’s Farm” in Wilyabrup is excited by the prospect of promoting the private revelations of Italian mystic Mother Eugenia Ravasio at a Retreat Day on August 4.